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Douglas Johnson: fed law "abortion truth-detector"

Under Obamacare, states were supposed to start setting up insurance health “exchanges” by January 2013.

Individual states were to be allowed to keep abortion out of their state exchange, and Kansas lawmakers have prepared legislation to insure our future exchange would be abortion-free.

Even then, Kansas taxpayers would be paying for abortions in other state insurance exchanges.

To prevent that, NRLC federal legislation director, Douglas Johnson, testified Wednesday to a House Subcommittee that the “Protect Life Act” (H.R. 358) will correct Obamacare direct abortion subsidies, as well as provisions for abortion-expanding administrative mandates.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the “Protect Life Act” out of committee on Friday.

Johnson, has been the truth detector on Obamacare, blowing the whistle on how its first implementation– insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions– paid for abortions. (HHS later removed that coverage, which can be reversed anytime.)

But two recent developments present significant obstacles to the entire Obamacare law!

  1. A ruling for a lawsuit on behalf of 26 states (including Kansas) by Judge Roger Vinson said the entire Obamacare program must be scrapped because the mandate to buy insurance is unconstitutional and there’s no severability clause to save the rest. Utah has now decided it is not bound by Obamacare.
  2. Gov. Sam Brownback and 19 other governors have sent a letter this week to HHS warning they may ignore the exchange mandate.  This move affects millions of dollars in “innovation” grants that Kansas’ (pro-abortion) Insurance Commissioner Sandi Praeger was deeply involved in.

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PP has been caught aiding underage sex trafficking

Can Americans doubt any more that Planned Parenthood is a partner in exploiting women for financial gain?

Announced as the first of similar stings in 5 states, Lila Rose’s LiveAction films caught a New Jersey Planned Parenthood offering safe harbor to the sex trafficking of minors (this is the written script and link). Update, Feb.3: New footage of Virginia sting here. Update, Feb.4: 3 additional video stings in Virginia, here.

Due to LiveAction pro-life activism, PP staffers have been caught engaging in everything from misleading women about the scientific facts behind the development of their unborn child to helping underage girls get abortions after they were victims of statutory rape by much older men without informing parents or police, as required by law.

Leading pro-abortion groups have

  • NOT chastised Planned Parenthood for selling out women and girls;
  • NOT demanded PP denounce these illegal practices;
  • NOT insisted on investigations with results available to the public.

Instead, these same folks who stayed silent on the Gosnell House of Horrors clinic last week, are attacking priority federal bills that would ban federal taxpayer funding of abortions.

These abortion propagandists falsely claim that those bans would change national policy (more…)

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A federal proposal that would silence pro-life and conservative campaign speech [the so-called “DISCLOSE” Act, H.R. 5175] is being rushed to a vote this week in Congress.  UPDATE, June 18: Today’s vote called off for the DISCLOSE act, details here.

NRLC (our parent group, the National Right to Life Committee) has issued several warnings about this blatant attack on our right to participate in a free government.

Under this proposal, the federal government would dictate to a 75-year old woman with health problems, who holds strong religious convictions and who wishes to promote enactment of the Protect Life Act, that

she is “free” to donate money to a pro-life group to be used for broadcast ads to urge specific elected officials to vote for the bill – but ONLY if she (as a “significant funder”) is willing to submit to the INTIMIDATING REQUIREMENTS: that she appear in those ads herself, and also have her name and address posted on the Internet, so that she can be subjected to verbal abuse or even threats by those who disagree with her views.

Enactment of such a law is not a curb on corruption, but itself a type of corruption – a corruption of the lawmaking power, by which incumbent lawmakers employ the threat of criminal sanctions (more…)

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President Obama has announced March 18 as his target date for Congress to approve a radical new health care plan for the nation.  Take action to stop this plan, and donate to the National Right to Life Committee.

NRLC’s Douglas Johnson said the current Senate bill that Obama and Democrats are ramming through (using the ‘reconciliation’ maneuvers reserved for budget bills) would result in direct federal funding of abortion through Community Health Centers, tax subsidies for private abortion plans that cover abortion (including some federally administered plans), and pro-abortion federal administrative mandates, among other problems.

UPDATE, March 8: Explanation and videos showing more lies from HHS head Kathleen Sebelius, Speaker Pelosi, and President Obama that the Senate health care bill (without the Stupak-Pitts  amendment) keeps the 34-years-long status quo of preventing federally-funded abortion. But the bill DOES fund abortion and the second video shows the very words from the bill! National Right to Life urgently warns,

it is the most pro-abortion single piece of legislation to reach the floor of either house of Congress since Roe v. Wade… the so-called abortion limits that are in the Senate bill are all very narrow, riddled with loopholes, or booby-trapped to expire.”

Under the Senate health care bill that will be the main bill Obama and Democrats push through Congress, there is (more…)

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UPDATE Dec. 19: Bad news– Sen. Nelson has caved, in exchange for  a permanent Medicaid bribe for Nebraskans only, and a worthless “opt-out”  funding trick.  As a result, Democrats have the needed 60 votes to end filibuster and proceed to voting before Christmas.

In-fighting among Democrat constituencies may accomplish what the Republican minority can’t do–kill the Senate health reform bill. (more…)

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Kansas City Ezine reports abortion supporters are now running a national TV ad about the current House-passed health reform because it contains the Stupak-Pitts amendment, barring new ways to spend tax monies on insurance that funds abortion. (The new Senate health reform bill unveiled yesterday has no Stupak-type prohibition.)

Pushing for taxpayer-funded elective abortion is of course immoral, but it’s also a change in long-standing federal policy.  Nevertheless, the ad features a woman complaining that her federal job insurance would not pay for a $5,000 abortion of an unborn child diagnosed with anencephaly, a spinal (more…)

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